Maultier Gleisketten-LKW 4,5t mit 7,5 cm Pak 97/38 L/36

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I would like to suggest the Maultier mit 7,5 cm Pak 97/38 L/36 and Mg 34.
The History about the exact vehicle is unknown, however the reason is there.
The reason why the Opel Maultier was made in the first place was because the Trucks hat problems in the snow and winter, so the DB L 4500 R were equipped with Pz II and Carden Loyd running gears to transform them to Halftracks. Duo to overall high demand on transport equipment they werent reserved for winter instead used full time as well.
Why it was placed on the back of the Opel Maultier is because in the deep snow, pulling it behind the vehicle and traversing it by hand on the field is near impossible. It was placed on the back facing the back of the Maultier with some Sandbags in front of it for more protection as well as an Mg 34 on an AA tripod mount which can also shoot at the front and is for protection against air and everything else.
Whether its an own crew member or be a ghost Mg like on some American Cal .50 is open for the developers, on the pic are 5 people visible, however the MG gunner could also sit as the commander behind the gun as well as an 2nd person could sit next to the driver. Behind the cabinet is also the ammo stored.

The Opel Maultier itself is in the unarmored form as the Sd.Kfz. 4/1 mit Panzerwerfer 42 allready in game, tho it would come without armor (except the wood, sandbags and gunshield) but in return have much better mobility than the 4/1.

The Gun, the 7,5 cm Pak 97/38 L/36
1,190 kg combat weight, -10° to 18° (or -8° to 25° i saw both) traverse, 60° horizontal traverse up to 14rpm fire rate (cince no armor it would be good)

Ammo would be:
7,5 cm K.Gr. Pz (p) Apcbc 6,8 kg 80 g Fp.02 und Np.10 (102,4g) 570 m/s and 91mm/10m penentration. (unlike popular believe it is not an older polish non capped designe, instead the exact same K.Gr. Rot Pz as allready found on the L/24 but with a new design of rotation band for fitting use in the french and polish 7,5 cm guns.)


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7,5 cm Gr. 38/97 Hl/B (f) Heat 4,57 kg 513 g H.5 (872,1g) 450 m/s 80mm/10m penetration
7,5 cm Gr. 38/97 Hl/C (f) Heat 4,8 kg 515 g H.5 (875,5 g) 450 m/s 100mm/10m penetration

It would recive an He round of 4 available (i didnt find the filler again)
7,5 cm Sprgr. 233/1 (f) frz. 17 He 6,19 kg 577 m/s
7,5 cm Sprgr. 230/1 (f) frz. 1900 He 5,44 kg 545 m/s
7,5 cm Sprgr. 231/1 (f) frz. 15 He 5,44 kg 557 m/s
7,5 cm Sprgr. 236/1 (f) frz. 18 He 6,6 kg

The Sd.Kfz. 4
Length: 6120 mm
Width: 2220 mm
Height: 2100 mm (+/-)
Mass overall including gun and ammo around: somewhere between 4500 kg to 7000 kg (multiple different sources to even the standart weight.)
Engine: 4 cylinder Deutz Diesel engine with 112 PS/HP
Speed: 47+ km/h

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Full walk around here Ford Maultier v1939 - Walk Around - NET-MAQUETTES

HALBKETTENFAHRZEUG MAULTIER - Sonderkraftfahrzeug 3 (Sd.Kfz. 3)
Sonderkraftfahrzeuge der Deutschen Wehrmacht by Jürgen Prommesberger
Axis Armored Fighting vehicles
Munition der Pak 97/38

A German Archer! I like it, +1.